65 minutes – Documentary, Crime,
Festival release date: April 2022 (Hot Docs Toronto – World Premiere)
Release date: TBA
Production company: Melbar Entertainment Group
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg is a tragic, lurid, and revelatory look into our susceptible selves, through an investigation into the mind, motive, and method of a life-long con artist and his victims, family and lovers who fell for his cons over and over again. In the tradition of films such as The Tinder Swindler, Catch Me if You Can, and Inventing Anna, this documentary chases down Albert Rosenberg, an audacious entrepreneur and infamous scam artist. How did he convince banks, art galleries, his wives and girlfriends, and elite investors from Monaco to Toronto that he was a sophisticated, cultured tycoon with millions to spend and endless business schemes — and how did he get away with it for so long? Inspired by the investigative journalism of writer Courtney Shea, the film explores a world where cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, but true con artists — like Bernie Madoff, Anna Sorokin…and Albert Rosenberg — are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust.
Also see: Mr. Rosenberg at Hot Docs.